The Valentine bug has hit me.  My head has been whirling with projects.

This little project from last year is one that I enjoyed way beyond Valentine’s Day.  It just made my heart smile.  So, I thought I’d bring it out from the archives.  And, since this little blog has grown a lot since last year, you probably missed it the first time around.  It’s super easy and you can follow the framed dimensional heart tutorial here.


Framed Dimensional Paper Heart ::


And now on to our Extraordinary Link Party….


Project Inspire{d} Photo Logo ::

Mary Beth from Cupcakes and Crinoline    ~   Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday
Stephanie Chan from The Silly Pearl    ~    Diane from An Extraordinary Day


Features from Last Week’s Party


My Picks….

I am really itching to play with paint and furniture, so when I spied Christy’s amazing table transformation, I totally flipped.  I love the colors, but I was especially smitten with the wonderful graphics.  Christy makes it look really easy, but I’m pretty sure it’s talent with the paint brush.

Drop Leaf Table Makeover by Christy of Confessions of a Serial Do-it Yourselfer

Project Inspire{d} feature :: Drop Leaf Table Makeover by ::

I’m a calendar keeper.  You too?  I’ve done all kinds of things with old calendars including frame them.  So when I saw this totally cute gallery wall made of clipboards and old calendar art…well yes…I totally flipped!

Spring Clipboard Gallery Wall by Amy from Delineate Your Dwelling

Spring Clipboard Gallery Wall by Delineate Your Dwelling a Project Inspire{d} Feature at

I have a personal question….have you cleaned your oven since baking all those holiday goodies?  Seriously, our oven is in use daily and it needs a thorough cleaning.  Here are some tips for cleaning between the glass on the oven door, fume-free cleaning, and an easy way to get those oven racks sparkling.

1. Naturally Clean Your Oven Without Chemicals from H2O Bungalow

2. The Easy Way to Clean Oven Racks from Angela Says

3.  How to Clean Between Glass from A Typical English Home

 3 Extraordinary Ways to Get that Oven Clean ::


Raise your hand if you’re still planning on whipping your office or craft room into shape.  I see lots of hands out there in blogland. [wink]  Angela has done a lot with her small space and made it classy too.  Wouldn’t you enjoy writing or crafting in this space?

Office & Craft Organization Project by Angela from Life in Velvet

Office & Craft Room Organizing Project by Life in Velvet :: Featured on Project Inspire{d} at

My Co-Hosts’ Features


Mary Beth’s Pick…

I’ll let you all in on a little secret.   Shhh….  I have a huge weakness for tea towels.  Great amounts of willpower are necessary to prevent me from looking at every display and walking home with a lovely tea towel.  [sigh]  Okay…I feel better now.

What’s better than picking up a beautiful Anthropologie tea towel?  Making one yourself!!  Don’t you agree?  Katie’s knock-off is soooo cute!

Anthropologie Inspired Heart Towels by Katie of View From the Fridge

Project Inspire{d} FEATURE - Anthropologie Inspired Heart Towels by Katie of ::


Malia’s Pick

Don’t you love Tic Tac Toe boards?  Whenever I see one on a coffee table, I just have to play it.  With Valentine’s Day around the corner, this is a fun project for throwing around a few extra X’s and O’s.

Pottery Barn Inspired Tic Tac Toe Board by Saxon of Let’s Drink Coffee Darling :: DIY Tic-Tac-Toe Board a Pottery Barn Knock-off  ~ Project Inspire{d} Feature at


Stephanie’s Pick…

I love this idea of creating art for a child’s room with special personal mementos.  These shadow boxes not only decorate a child’s room beautifully, but some day will be treasures to be passed on.

Children’s Room Shadow Boxes Tutorial by Amy of Delineate Your Dwelling

Kids' Room Shadow Boxes Tutorial by Delineate Your Dwelling featured on Project Inspire{d} at


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A few things to remember:
  • Link up your awesome {family friendly} creations ~ crafts, recipes, DIY, projects, tips ~ etc.
  • Please link to a specific post on your blog.
  • Then, link back to this post and share that you joined the party.
  • If you wish to add these pin-worthy images to your Pinterest Board, be sure to click on the photos or the links above each photo which will take you to the original source.  Just a bit of the golden rule and pin etiquette.
  • By linking up to Project Inspire{d} you are giving the 4 blogs, listed above, the right to feature one of your photos on all of our social media outlets and blogs.
  • Links will be pinned to our boards and the Project Inspire{d} Party Board throughout the week and can be seen there.
  • Click on lots of links and leave some extraordinary comments on posts you adore!
  • Show us your latest and greatest inspiring projects!  And thanks for partying with us!

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  1. Thank you SO much for the feature! I absolutely love your blog, and I look forward to linking up every week 🙂

    • Diane says

      You are so welcome Angela!! 🙂
      Your office/craft room is beautiful!!

  2. Thank you for hosting! I hope you have a great week! -Lisa

    • Diane says

      I’m thrilled you can join us here, Lisa!!
      Wishing you a week filled with extraordinary goodness!

  3. Kelli says

    love this, talk about inspiration! I love the heart tutorial! Thanks for sharing!!!

    Style Domesticity

    • Diane says

      Awww…Kelli! You just made my day!! Thank you so much for your kind words! [hugs]

  4. Thank you so much for inviting me to your party! This looks like a great place to share my posts so I’ve got you on my link up list!
    (#87 $30 Budget Master Bedroom Makeover)

    • Diane says

      Thank YOU so much for adding our party to your list, Carrie!! We think Project Inspire{d} is pretty special too!


  5. Cathy says

    Thanks for hosting today’s party! 🙂 Have a great night!

    • Diane says

      Welcome to the party Cathy! I’m so excited that you could join us!!
      Hope your week is Extraordinary!!

  6. Diane, you always have the nicest things to say :)Thanks so much for highlighting my drop-leaf table! Hope your week is wonderful! XO XO

    • Diane says

      Awww…you are so sweet, Christy.
      Your table is deserving of a little attention. 😉

  7. Thank you so much for hosting!

    • Diane says

      I’m so blessed that you could join us Sherry!!
      Hope you’re staying warm in this freezing weather. 🙂

  8. Amy W says

    Aw! Thank you so much for featuring my Calendar Clipboard Gallery Wall. Made my day.

    • Diane says

      Amy….your Gallery Wall was Extraordinary!!! 🙂

  9. Thanks so much for the party and for the feature!

  10. Paula says

    Thank you for the party! I am your newest follower! So glad i found your party, love all the link ups!

    • Diane says

      Welcome Paula!! I am so delighted to have you join in the fun here!!
      Thank you so much for choosing to share your extraordinary posts at Project Inspire{d}!!

      Hope your week is filled with extraordinary moments!

  11. Mel says

    Funny thing…once again I cruised through and really liked the clipboard gallery idea. So much thst I was scavenging around for some antique ones to toss on the coffee nook wall. I haven’t landed on it yet, but I was playing with the idea using vintage pri ts or cards/postcards.
    Wow….and now there are 244 more ideas to investigate. Whee!! LOL

    • Diane says

      Oh Mel! I love the idea of antique prints and postcards. 🙂 A lot!! Don’t you love how one inspiration leads to another?
      I dare you to check out the next 244!! Haha!!! 🙂


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